Six Major Joints Replaced And Counting

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“In a year I can lose whole parts of my body… I might lose my foot this year,” says Emma Suddaby, who is facing a battle with a very aggressive form of arthritis.

At 22, she was healthy and fit. Then one day, she woke up with a sore knee and was hospitalised as doctors battled to control the aggressive onset of what later turned out to be rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of the auto-immune system. Emma’s immune system does not recognise her own tissue and attacks everything it sees.

Read More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8338548.stm
BBC Inside Out: Emma’s Story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nrxtl

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